werven

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch werven, from Old Dutch *wervan, from Proto-Germanic *hwerbaną.

Verb[edit]

werven

  1. To recruit notably for enlistment or civil employment
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of werven (strong class 3+7)
infinitive werven
past singular wierf
past participle geworven
infinitive werven
gerund werven n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular werf wierf
2nd person sing. (jij) werft wierf
2nd person sing. (u) werft wierf
2nd person sing. (gij) werft wierft
3rd person singular werft wierf
plural werven wierven
subjunctive sing.1 werve wierve
subjunctive plur.1 werven wierven
imperative sing. werf
imperative plur.1 werft
participles wervend geworven
1) Archaic.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

werven

  1. Plural form of werf

Anagrams[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *wervan, from Proto-Germanic *hwerbaną.

Verb[edit]

werven

  1. to work hard (towards a goal)
  2. to make happen

Inflection[edit]

Strong class 3
Indicative Present Past
1st singular werve warf
2nd singular werfs, werves worfs, worves
3rd singular werft, wervet warf
1st plural werven worven
2nd plural werft, wervet worft, worvet
3rd plural werven worven
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular werve worve
2nd singular werfs, werves worves
3rd singular werve worve
1st plural werven worven
2nd plural werft, wervet worvet
3rd plural werven worven
Imperative Present
Singular werf, werve
Plural werft, wervet
Present Past
Participle wervende geworven

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • werven”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • werven (II)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929